Jenna R. Kanter M.D.

Jenna R. Kanter M.D.

Specialties and Expertise





Primary Location

Headache Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 306
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.6950|Map It 

Neurology Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.646.7777|Map It 


Dr. Kanter is a neurologist who treats patients with all neurologic conditions, with a special interest in headache disorders. She sees patients at two locations, the UW Eastside Specialty Center in Bellevue and the Headache Clinic at the UW Medical Center-Roosevelt.

Dr. Kanter earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and her medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She came to UW for her internship and neurology residency, completed a fellowship in headache medicine, and joined the faculty in 2014. She is a clinical assistant professor of neurology.

Dr. Kanter is board certified in adult neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Washington State Medical Association, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society.

Patient Care Philosophy

I am committed to understanding my patients’ goals for their medical care, and helping my patients and their families to understand their diagnosis and treatment options so we can pursue those goals as a team. I believe the nervous system is closely interconnected with overall physical and mental health, and therefore I approach neurologic disorders in the context of the whole person. I want my patients to feel comfortable asking questions, challenging me, and sharing their ideas.

Personal Interests

I am interested in bioethical issues and changes in the American healthcare system. Outside of work, I enjoy books, movies, theater, sharing good food, spending time outdoors and travelling.

Clinical Interests

Headache disorders such as migraine and cluster headache; complementary and alternative approaches to treating neurologic symptoms.

Research Interests

Outcomes in headache management.


University of MichiganMedical education2010
UW - Dept. of NeurologyInternshipInternal Medicine
UW - Dept. of NeurologyResidencyNeurology

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology2014
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